Watertown Drug Dealer Sentenced To 57 MonthsPosted: Updated:
A Watertown man was sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for possessing drugs he planned to sell.
Twenty-eight year old Andrew Rowley was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Syracuse to 57 months for possession with intent to distribute the drugs.
Federal prosecutors say he admitted to possessing more than 600 grams of cocaine and 1,500 grams of MDMA -- also known as ecstasy -- when police raided his home in May 2017.
At the time, Jefferson County District Attorney Kristyna Mills said it was the largest drug bust she'd seen in 20 years.
Officials said the street value of the drugs was more than $220,000. Police also seized about $100,000 in cash, which Rowley agreed to forfeit as part of his federal plea deal.
He also agreed to forfeit two vehicles.
The drugs and cash were seized from Rowley's State Street apartment and from his parents' home in the town of LeRay.